Q: Who pays for Home Health? 

  • Medicare-Veterans Administration

  • Managed Care
  • Private Pay
  • Commercial Insurance

Q: Who chooses the home health agency?

Patients have the right to choose their agency.

Q: How long will I be on home health?

Home health care is temporary care. It is provided as long as it is needed to patients as described by their physician.

Q: Where can I receive home health services?

Home health can be provided anywhere a patient call home. This includes their house, apartment, residence with family, or other institutions but does NOT include hospitals or nursing facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding Home Health

What is Home Health?

Home health care includes various health care services provided to patients in the home after an injury or illness. 

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Qualifying for Home Health

After evaluation by a physician, they provide a plan of care for each patient based on diagnoses. 

The following criteria generally apply. 

  • If you have difficulty leaving the home
  • If you are calling or making frequent trips to a physicians office
  • If you have been discharged from the hospital
  • If you have wounds not healing or are frequently infected
  • If you need blood work done regularly
  • If you are an unstable diabetic
  • If you have had recent medication changes
  • If you have blood pressure fluctuation
  • If you are leaving a skilled nursing facility within a nursing home, Medicare will pay for continued therapy in your home

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